Disappearing Palestine ads make big impact in Canadian media

BIAC, the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, is pleased to be one of seven organizations that make up the Palestine Awareness Coalition, which launched the “Disappearing Palestine” advertisements at the Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain (Canada Line) station and on 15 city buses.

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The news about the ads – and the opposition’s attempt to suppress them – has become a major story in Vancouver and Canadian media, bringing the message of “Disappearing Palestine” to hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of viewers and readers. The story was even the front cover of the Province on August 28!
Please don’t hesitate to share your photos and your support for the Disappearing Palestine ad campaign via social media, or email BIAC at boycottapartheid@gmail.com.

To make a donation, visit https://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?charityID=s32200. For more information on the transit ads, please visit: http://palestineawarenesscoalition.wordpress.com/

Some of the Press Coverage:

TransLink Israel-Palestine ads cause controversy, CBC, August 27, 2013

Jewish groups fight TransLink over Palestine ad campaign, The Province, August 27, 2013

Ad series designed to be educational raises eyebrows, CKNW, August 28, 2013

Vancouver’s controversial pro-Palestine ads planned for other Canadian cities, Vancouver Sun, August 28, 2013

Pro-Palestine transit ads will not be removed, TransLink says, Globe and Mail, August 28, 2013

‘Disappearing Palestine’ bus ads in Vancouver accused of inciting hatred, Canada.com, August 28, 2013

Pro-Palestine bus ads spark debate in Vancouver (Video), CTV News, August 28, 2013

Disappearing Palestine ads come to Vancouver public transit, Mondoweiss, August 28, 2013

Pro-Palestine ads planned for other cities, MetroNews, August 28, 2013

Op-Ed: If Vancouver’s Jewish groups don’t like pro-Palestinian ads, they should make their own, Robyn Urback, National Post, August 29, 2013

‘Disappearing Palestine’ maps deemed a violation of free speech, Middle East Monitor, August 29, 2013

Op-Ed: Bashing Israel on Vancouver buses isn’t a form of hate speech, Jonathan Kay, National Post, August 30, 2013

Vancouver’s “Disappearing Palestine” Ads Are Protected Freedom Of Speech, PolicyMic, August 31, 2013

Outrage over pro-Palestinian ads a case of shooting the messenger, Globe and Mail, August 31, 2013

 

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